Chocolate muffins

Who likes chocolate muffins if you do goto https://www.instructables.com/id/My_Mums_Delicious_Chocolate_Muffins/

Posted by knex maddo 9 years ago


Muffins, anyone? Answered

Hi I am wondering if anyone could post a tiny picture of a muffin. I am writing a html document. dont ask what of. remember tiny picture, not tiny muffin. thanks and if anyone could post as soon as possible that would be nice.

Asked by account3r2 7 years ago


What's the difference between Cupcakes and Muffins?

Is it purely subjective... or is there a hard/fast rule  hidden somewhere in an obscure food dictionary?

Posted by bajablue 7 years ago


For tonight, in this one moment, I know what it is to be an Englishman.

For I have cooked, killed and consumed mine own crumpet, and it was good. End transmission...

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Muffin Recipes...... GO!!!

 Post your very favourite muffin recipes. If your not going to give up the precious recipe made great by your ancestors and passed down to you, Post a picture. Tickle our taste buds. Anything Muffin-ish.

Posted by CrawdadMan 8 years ago


muffin/bake shop style muffin tops?

Does anyone have a recipe or the secret for baking the big muffins you buy with the big rounded cracked tops? I've searched the web but it seems to be a closely guarded secret. Maybe someone out there has worked in a muffin shop or bakery and could share their expertise. If you're worried about blowing the whistle I can assure you that I do not want to make a profit and am not planning to open my own bakery. I just have a weakness for those muffins and i'm a single mother who can't afford to treat myself to such an extravagance every day. I would greatly appreciate it as I can no longer cope with the feelings of guilt knowing I should be saving that money for my sweet little daughter :( . I would be forever grateful :)

Asked by snickets 9 years ago


How can i make muffins with fruit flavors?

Okay so i want to make some muffins that have different flavors (i don't have much experience so i thought i would post it here and see what ideas you guys have to say) I want to make muffins with the flavor Strawberries Oranges Pineapple Lemon Apples  Pear Blueberries Grapes  Should i just squash the fruits and pour it into the mix or is there a special way of doing it?

Asked by Gardsvision 7 years ago


Do you bake muffins with a lid on top,on top the stove or in the stove itself?

Cooking with wood stove when making muffins do you cook on top or in the oven? want to learn to cook on a wood stove?

Asked by chazmatt 8 years ago


Worst Commercial Ever?

This commercial has been out for a while now, but I don't see why Burger King would be showing it, because it just makes them look really bad in front of millions of people... ...why would they even come up with such an idea in the first place...?  

Posted by zascecs 8 years ago


I didn't fry or brown the inside of the muffin. ?

I fried the muffins for 6 minutes (both sides) on low heat. I used margarine in the fry pan. I cut them with a pizza cutter into 12 squares. I didn't have a nice large circle cutter. I prepared them the night before and proofed them in the frig. Next morning some what puffy. I did powder my towel with all purpose flour only. But did it quite heavily. They only wanted to stick to each other not the towel, after cutting with a pizza cutter. I used a paring knife to separate stuck areas. We had a wonderful sandwich of egg and bacon this morning in our English Muffins. Thank you again.JoAnn the Troll Lady

Asked by Trolllady 1 year ago


No "view all" or "next" for comments? NOT COOL

I used that all.the.time. :(

Posted by Lithium Rain 7 years ago


knexers, where did you get your name? Answered

I would like fellow knexers to say how you came up with your name! I'm especially curious about Killer~SafeCracker...

Asked by muffinslayer2 8 years ago


Knex sniper

Hey guys, i'm trying to find a sniper that doesnt use an abundance of pieces, and it works/looks good! thanks       -Muffin

Posted by muffinslayer2 8 years ago



My Prize!

Got my Prize package for the "Show Your Heart" Valentine's Day Contest today! I wasn't aware that they would include an Instructable's patch and their new...STICKERS! I want to thank all of you at Instructables for the awesome prizes that you give out. -Muffin

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago


fabric badges and embroidery- how to get started?

I want to make fabric badges, how do I get started? Do I buy a badge press? are they expense? I also want to start embroidering and not sure how to start! any guidance or interesting tips?

Asked by nylon muffin 9 years ago


Electroplating an etched board with some other (preferably silver-colored) metal

I was wondering if anyone would have any insight on my problem. I'm trying to electroplate an etched copper PCB with something that oxidizes less-readily and has a silver-ish color. Any ideas on what metal to use/how to get it into solution? Thanks, -Muffin

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Use of scale? Answered

I've made basic breads like white, wheat & rye many times. The measurements were always given in "cups" and I've never experienced a problem. It seems like the recipes were designed to account for the wheat and rye being denser . Is weighing the ingredients your personal preference or does this become more important with baguettes, English muffins, etc. Thanks

Asked by LINDALSHOT 1 year ago


Is there an amateur way to fuse silver and organic objects to make jewellery? Something interesting?

I would like to make rings and pendants/charms - I want to use silver and organic objects. I didn't study jewellery so I am looking for some way that isn't to technical and that is mildly cost effective. Anyone? Would be much appreciated! ;)

Asked by nylon muffin 8 years ago


Using an ATtiny to control LED brightness?

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you know how to control LED brightness using an AVR microcontroller. I'm using the ATtiny 2313... I was guessing that there is some way to do it using PWM, but I have no clue how to do so. Any help at all is appreciated! Thanks, -Muffinator

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


the weirdest dream...

I had this creepy dream, and i met eric and he got mad at me and started to try to kill me and the instructables robot was doing something (i forgot) and a bunch of scary stuff happened. so i woke up and ate a muffin, hotels give me bad dreams....by the way, i came back from reno on friday, and went to westport near ocean shores

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


trebuchet? Answered

I'm thinking about building a 1 meter high (working) model of a trebuchet. does anyone have advice on this, like what can go wrong, which materials, lengths, etc. and what could be used as a projectile? note: i know perfectly what a trebuchet is, and how it works. i just don't have experience with model building.

Asked by necropolian 9 years ago


College Interview Resume' Help

Hey Instructablers, I have an interview this coming tuesday for MIT, and my EC told me to bring a resume/activities list. My school has this funky format for writing a "resume," but I'm not sure if I should follow it. I've included my school's resume/activities list. Thanks, -Muffin P.S. Anyone else applying to school now? We could help each other out with essays and stuff like that ;)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


How to refind a lost comment?

Hey Instructables. I just noticed that I had an email saying, I have a new comment (see below), but I can neither reply to it, nor does it show in the comments list of the instructable. What happened? I tried to search for the member directly but apparently this ist not possible either. Please help me to recover the comment. Cheers Nozebra MAIL: Hi Nozebra! To view all your comments in one place please visit your Comment Tracker: https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk --------------------------------------- From: funnyfate Date: Dec 30, 2014. 11:33 AM Subject: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cutest-Chocolate-Lemon-x-mas-Tree-Muffin/ Really cool! Silly question, but what font did you use in the cover image? Or is that hand written? I can't tell!(I mean the text that says: "Cutest X-Mas Tree Muffin") reply: https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/?action=reply&commentId=CFAODTUI49RUYX7 --------------------------------------- Cheers, Instructables Team @ Autodesk To turn off these notification messages, please visit your preferences: https://www.instructables.com/you/watchlist?modify=WATCHLIST

Asked by Nozebra 3 years ago


HOOOOOORRRRAYYYYYYY! (I'M IN!)

OH MY MUFFINS!I'M IN!!!!!!!When I first found out, I was flipping out inside! I told my parents and they went nuts.... I can't believe that I got it. This is literally a dream come true!I've dreamed about going to MIT for oh... *counts* six years now, and my dream has finally (almost!) come true! Holy cow..... Is this real life?Just to make sure:Could this be the truth?Did MIT accept me?Hooray! It is true!

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Nifty Gifty

My skills include:  electrical engineering, welding, programming, re-using, muffins Here's a link to my featured Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/%22Beating%22-LED-Heart-T-Shirt-finished!/ What I'd like to make for someone:  Bike Speedometer Kit/ EM levitation kit/ metal sculpture I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone: s,m,l I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like:  functional things, educational things, things that make you go 'WOW', hand-made things, re-used things, art, visually stimulating/pleasing, elegant, muffins :-P What I don't like: cupcakes, k'nex/legos. I absolutely can't have: Type of thing I'd love to receive:  A functional/mind-grabbing piece of art.  Alternatively, something solar/energy related. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?  Yeah, sure. Confirm that are at least 18 years old: I'm 18++; [opt] januaryelement is someone who can keep a secret and knows me well.

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 8 years ago


I'm back! And I've got a challenge for you!

Hello Instructablonians! I'm back (at least for the next few weeks) since it's winter break!  MIT is fantastic, and I've learned so many incredible skills that I think I'll be able to participate in my new challenge. The Challenge:    * Your job is to produce about one (quality) instructable per day for the next 11 days.  Instructables are allowed to be backlogged (ie. do the project in one day, take the pictures, but wait to write the instructable), so long as they are posted by January 17th.  I'll also give you 1 day of lee-way, so you only have to make 10 ibles total to qualify.  Make sure that you tag your instructables with the keyword 'muffinchallenge09'. The Reward:    * Ever want pseudo random components that can fit in an envelope?  If you're in the US, I'll send you a letter with a card and some components you can pick from a list that I'll post when the contest is over.  (Mostly stuff like LEDs, old logic components, maybe some FETs or BJTs, crystals, etc.)    * A Muffin Challenge Digital Patch of Approval!    * The satisfaction of being incredibly productive this season. So get to it!  Happy Snowydays for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! -muffin p.s. How to catch a bird at the top of a mountain?  :-P

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 8 years ago


Anyone Insterested in Learning Footbag? (Freestyle Hackey Sack)

Hey, I'm just wondering if anyone would be interested in learning how to play footbag. If I get enough people who are willing to learn and dedicate themselves, I might be able to convince Daryl "Genzu Blades" Genz to join Ibles and make a series.Daryl runs Freedom Footbags and is one of the world's best professional footbaggers.Just let me know if you're interested!-MuffinatorIf you're not sure about it, just check out the videos on the Freedom Footbags [Http://www.freedomfootbags.com/blog Blog] or video page.

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


25 Cent Silver Ring, The Headache Machine, Classic 3D photographs

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Posted by randofo 7 years ago


How do I make an Induction Furnace?

I know the basic principle, but I can't seem to figure out how to design my own. If you know of any resources, those would help a ton :) The other thing that bugs me about induction furnaces is the size of the work coil.  Why are almost all of the work coils so small? (in turns)  It seems like the more turns the better, regardless of the power you're shoving through them.  The only reason that I could imagine is cooling, but I'm still clueless. Thanks I'bles! -muffin

Asked by T3h_Muffinator 7 years ago


Woah, everything's different

Well, I've been gone for about 5 days (family vacation) without internet and a bunch of stuff is different... what all has changed? if someone asked this before, soory, it's just that I don't feel like sifting though 5 days worth of forums... Oh, and neat thing! My cousin, Eric G (don't feel like spelling his last name) knows someone here! He saw me wearing an instructables shirt and he says he has a friend who is on here. He says that his screen name is muffin or something... possibly T3h_Muffinator?

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


Instructables Internship - Day 8

Wednesday: Jason's Last v_vToday was Jason's (derangedmoose7) Last Day, so we pretty much just spent all of it working on Project X. It's come along so far, it's truly quite amazing how quickly it was originally put together and how long it's taking to tweak it in order to get what we really want. I feel bad keeping Proj. X a secret from all of you, it would be awesome to tell you what we're doing every day, but It's gotta be kept a secret until it's released.By the way, Wednesday was my and Noah's salad club day. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring the muffin stuffs... AGAIN.... I'm such an idiot....Luckily, Noah brought salad stuffs and we made lunch together, again, I got to chop! I also played around with my solar panels a bit, diffusing the LEDs and getting new LEDs, too. I made one earring, but it doesn't work very well... The LEDs light, but they're not bright... at all. I'm thinking about putting a cap on there so that they charge, and then some sort of tansistor that will clamp when there isn't sufficient light, the LED's flash for a split second, grabbing everyone's attention. Sounds good, doesn't it?!Hmmm... what else? I was planning on playing with the laser cutter today, but alas, I was working on Proj. X with Jason, that that'll have to wait for tomorrow. OH! THAT'S RIGHT! I made the Badge templates Wednesday night! HOW COULD I FORGET ABOUT THOSE?well, going out to see scenic Oakland. gotta go!Cheers,-Muffinator

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


I want to start using ARM processors. Which one should I start with?

It's been six years since I first learned how to use microcontrollers (on this very site!) and I think I'm ready to delve into the wonderful world of ARM processors.  I've heard a ton of awesome things about them, including their reduced cost, high clock speed, usb connectivity, large memory, 32-bit cores, more I/O's, reprogrammable pin functionality, and some of them can even run linux! Unfortunately, I'm blind to the spectrum of arm.  What's a good MCU to dive into the sea of arms with, and why? Thanks I'bles! -muffin

Asked by T3h_Muffinator 7 years ago


Looking for some Lathable Aluminum/a cheap "the real cotton candy machine" toyish machine....

Hey everyone, as you may or may not know, I've made the only homemade and documented cotton candy machine on the entire webbernets. Now, I'm back, WITH A VENGEANCE..... kind of... I'm looking for a place where I can get a cheap 6" round bar of 4.5-5" diameter aluminum, for Cotton Candy Machine: Mark III (The prototype was Mark I) I'm also looking for one of those cruddy 30 second cotton candy makers that you used to see on the T.V. ads all the time. I really need a better solution for the heating element problem. ANY help/aid is greatly appreciated!! Yours Truly, -The Muffinator

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Instructacon: The Robot Says Goodbye

Saturday the 26th was the official end of Instructacon, Instructables first conference hosted by the Robot itself!This year, we had a whopping two attendees: The elusive Jessyratfink, and the unpronounceable Zachninme.There was free lunch, build sessions, BBQ's, novel sports, bike rides, random interviews, and plain (muffin) wholesome fun! Unfortunately, as all good things must come to an end, the Robot eventually had to part with its guests, and forcefully took them to the nearest human shipping facility, as soon as it had the spare time. Jessyratfink was politely escorted back Sunday morning, and Zachninme was shipped off Tuesday morning.We do miss our attendees dearly, and hope to see more of you at the next Instructacon!Documentation below

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 9 years ago



Think I can use this as a substitute for flour?

I found a clearance deal on Earth's Best Organic non GEI whole grain infant cereal, now mind you I don't have any kids to feed it to but  the listed ingredients are: organic whole grain oat flour, spelt flour& barley flour. It is very fine, not cereal like at all, more like whole wheat flour.  I also got one called Apple Sweet Potato with the same flours that has apple and sweet potato puree (all dried) in it. I'm thinking this would make a great base for pumpkin quick bread or muffins, what do you think? I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into a massive lump because it's "cereal"  though there are no added thickeners or anything, hmmmmm

Asked by Geniebeaniechilibeanie 5 years ago


Cotton Candy Machine

Hey guys, I have some amazingly amazing news, and some terribly depressing news.The good news first: I'm almost done with my Cotton candy machine that I have been making since the beginning of the school year in my Unique Projects class. This means that within one week I will be eating cotton candy, and LOTS of it. The bad news: I haven't recorded any steps (taken pictures) and am really close to finishing. I do have a CAD file that I made, and still know all the materials I used. Now, my question to you: Do you think it's worth putting up an instructable if I don't have any pictures of the process. (the pictures that I'm lacking are primarily the lathing, tapping, and dismantling of a toaster processes)Thanks,-Josh (Muffinator)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago


Instructables Internship - Day 3

Hello Again!So, What did I do today...During breakfast this morning I wrote up yesterday's log, which was exciting yet depressing... because of the burnt Peanut Butter Sandwich... no, that wasn't the top-secret project, DON'T WORRY!Other than that...hmm, well, initially, I just made some new "homepage images," then Billy and I attacked the semi-old yet miserably slow laptop that was attached to the "new" laser cutter and cleaned that out. Yeah, we made it run nice and fast =)After that, NoahW and I went out to Trader Joe's for Salad Club shopping. Yep, today was our day to cool lunch!Noah brought his mini-barbecue and we bbq'ed steak, chicken, and tofu! YUM! We also prepared a HUGE salad, which I'm not used to, 'cause I've never made salad before. For all of you who don't know how to make salad, basically, you get to kill a bunch of vegetables with a large, sharp, blade... VERY ENTERTAINING!Unfortunately, I forgot the muffin tin from "home" (Eric and Christy's House), so I wasn't able to bake muffins... there's always next week, though!After lunch, Jason, Noah, and I went out to home depot to get supplies for the top-secret project... I think I'll call it Proj. X, from now on. Anyway, we got all of the materials that we're going to need for Proj. X except for the surgical tubing V_v... it was just too darned expensive, so we're just going to order it online.However, tomorrow, we can start building! YAY!I'm starting to write up a new Instructable on my Hypercube Bubble maker, which should be published relatively soon. I'M EXCITED!I've also started on a template for the Instructables Badges, hopefully those will be rolling out of the laser cutter relatively soon, too!Umm... what else? Well, I MIGHT be able to make Cotton Candy Machine (Mark III) here! Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to use any of the heavy machinery (ie. the lathe), so I'll teach Billy how to use it and he could make my parts for me! This, However, depends on how much time I have to spend on projects, and if I'm willing to buy the aluminum (= a lot of $)Just for any of you who hadn't read my previous posts, I'm having the time of my life here at Instructables, and if you end up producing really nice Instructables, you might get the opportunity to intern, too! Remember, if there's a will, there's a way!Cheers,-MuffinatorP.S. I've included a picture of the view from my room. Yeah, I know, I had to make it all artsy... it's the Oakland Skyline at Night. It looks pretty cruddy in the "preview", so take a look at the full-sized image by clicking on the "I" in the upper left hand corner on the picture.

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


AVR sense/PWMing Help!

Hi again! I'm intent on finishing up a few loose end projects of mine, but before I do so, need the following information. How can I sense some resistance or voltage with my uC? I know I can do an a/d conversion, but that only triggers when Vin > some 1 preset value. I'm looking to make an adjustable knob to turn the intensity of an LED up and down. Also, how can I PWM some LEDs with my AVR uC - I can use the tiny2313 or mega8 or tiny 13, but I have no preference. I just need 3 different PWM channels. Any ideas? I already googled, but apparently I'm terrible at finding good tutorials. (oh, and I'm coding in C) The LEDs will be inserted into this nice, custom built (by myself) welded devil duckie. Horns and tail will turn to control RGB. Thanks a whole lot, -Muffin

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


2 New home-made chocolate ideas I have (sort of) come up with!

I have just been inspired by the Peanut Butter Cup recipes, to make some for my family.. but I decided, that since some people have nut allergies, I would make some filled with Lemon Curd... a little odd, but it works... they are cooling at the moment.. but I had a sneaky taste of one! but I ran out of Lemon Curd (only had 3 teaspoons of it!) so I rumaged in the freezer, and found some frozen raspberries from last years harvest! basically I crushed 3 into each muffin paper, and covered in molten chocolate... I think these are even nicer... (instructable being written.. will have to photograph batch 2!!) Has anybody got any other interesting chocolate recipes?? I was thinking maybe some crackling sherbet to go on top.... Will (AKA IllegalFun)

Posted by IllegalFun 8 years ago


Staying Warm Caption Contest - Update!

Now that Thanksgiving is over and winter is on it's way, I have been brainstorming ways to stay warm around Instructables HQ. One solution that I am considering is to make one of those toasty Compubody Socks that I was fortunate enough to try on a few months ago. However, thanks to the effectiveness of this cozy privacy shield, I can no longer tell whether or not I enjoyed this experience. Perhaps you can help me to remember by adding your caption below?The best caption will be picked Monday and the author will win a sweet tape measure from DIY Network who is hosting a Cool Tools Holiday Blitz that runs from tomorrow (11/27) to Sunday (11/30). They will also win a virtual caption contest patch!Limit of 3 entries per person.The winner will be selected on Monday (12/1)UPDATE: And the winner is...The Internet is a series of tubes... Apply Directly To The Head - T3h Muffinator

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


Calling all AVR wizards! (I need some more help!) Updated!

New stuff's in boldI'm trying to build a clock-type-thing for my research project this year, and I need some help.First, I need to know how I can run my ATtiny2313 off of a 12mhz external clock. No, not crystal, external clock. (this holds true)Second, I need to know how to use interrupts (in general) to program a clock. I really just need some bare code or help, and any help is greatly appreciated. So, I figured out how to use interrupts, and it's pretty simple, actually - I'm just having one small problem - why can't I write to global variables in an interrupt service routine (ISR)? Any clues on how I can talk back to the main routine from an interrupt?Thanks!,-MuffinatorPicture courtesy of Oskay!

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago



Instructables Internship - Day 2

Hello Again!Well, it's been Day 2 for me, here at Instructables, and truthfully; I'm having a blast!So, what'd I do today? Well, I cut A TON of stickers out for the launch of the new Instructables Store. I did some more "outreach" work (mainly having to do with the science fair contest), and I tried to find places where I could get some surgical tubing for the top-secret project ;).I also started working on posting 2 new instructables that I have already built, they should be up in a reasonable amount of time, hopefully.I found out another thing about Instructables, today. Everyone is excited about everyone else's work. You see, Billy (Tetranitrate) has this new project that he's working on, which is actually going to be super-super-awesome, and everyone's just so interested in his progress, it's pretty amazing. Even with site updates and layouts and stuff, everyone is so interested in everything, it's just awesome. I've been at other internships where the employees don't even get along, but here, they collaborate in getting stuff done. Oh boy, I love it here just a bit too much.OH, That's right! I worked on some images for the new, yes, I said new, homepage layout/design! I'm actually really excited about it, mostly because I'm bored of looking at all of the same images EVERY SINGLE TIME I come to the site, and also because I get to pick some of what's going to be used on the new homepage. You know, the best part of interning here is being able to give back to Instructables, and the DIY Community as a whole. However, being able to do what you want after lunch is pretty sweet, too. Tomorrow, I think Noah (NoahW) and Jason (The other intern) and I are going to pick up our materials, pick up some muffin mix for salad club and other assorted foodstuffs, and get to work on our top-secret project.Btw, I started thinking up a design for Instructables badges, and depending on when I learn how to use the laser cutter, I'll make 'em ASAP!Cheers,-Muffinatorp.s.: Sigh, I burned my Peanut Butter Sandwich this morning.... The picture looks nice, though...

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Gift Giving In the Community

After making my friend Weiss a genuine Instructables nametag while I was interning (he specifically asked me to), he told me that he'd pay me back somehow. The other day I got an IM from him saying that he was sending me a holiday gift, which I thought was really, really generous! Today, the 11th, I received a letter in the mail today from Weiss!I eagerly opened it, to find a caring message, "Happy Hannukah!" and an awesome photogram. I'm really loving the muffins, robots, and muffiny text!So, it's that time of the year again, and I'm thinking that it's time I gave back to the community.... literally.For those select few of you who have really helped me along with my projects, emulated my projects, or have come to me for help, and maintained contact with me, expect to see a little something holiday-related in your mailbox at some point (if you choose to accept such a gift). It might arrive really late, and I'm sorry about that, but I really have to get my college apps in before that January first deadline.Anyhow, I'll PM you before I send it out, and if you think that I might have forgotten about you, just hit me up with a PM or orangeboard post =)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Bacon bowls and cool eco wallets

I was browsing around some of our referring sites this morning and I found a couple of interesting posts on notmartha.org. Bacon Cups >> I had an occasion calling for bacon themed food and my mind immediately turned towards the famed bacon mat. I needed something a little more single-serving though, so I decided to attempt bacon cups. In the bacon mat instructions there is mention of draping the mat over an overturned metal bowl and cooking it so that it would turn out in as a bowl shape. I decided to try using the backs of various muffin and mini cake pans, I ran out of bacon before I got to try as many as I would have liked so I'll have to try more at a later date. Any excuse for more bacon. DB Clay Wallet >> The people at DB Clay gave me a Version 3 wallet to give away! I hope you don't mind if I had a little look at it, it's excellently manufactured. DB Clay makes limited edition wallets out of a material they call Tope: "Tope is strong. Tope is durable. Tope is heat and cold resistant. Tope is smooth textured. Tope is water resistant. Tope is robust. Tope is eco friendly." The material feels great, and I bet if they sold it by the yard Etsy makers all over the world would buy it like crazy. I thought these were really cool wallets and then I found out you can get one for 50% on their website for the next 6 hours. So if you want/need a cool wallet, here's your chance.http://www.dbclay.com/

Posted by lebowski 10 years ago


LED-shirt v2.0 on its way!

Hey Instructablonians! So after thinking about it for a while, I realized that my original Beating Heart T-shirt was a bit.... restrictive... as to what you could display on your glorious torso. As a result, I decided to embark on a journey to make a fully programmable 14X7 LED array display on a t-shit, which I call LED-shirt v2.0! Also, since I was making this portable and re-programmable, I figured that you should be able to go everywhere and still have some nerd "bling", so I included a charlieplexed LED binary clock. I drew up the schematic on eagle, routed the board, etched it, drilled it, stuffed it, programmed the binary clock, then soldered ALL of the crimp beads onto all 91 LEDs and female header (it's got to be detachable). I tried sewing some of the LEDs on via a sewing machine, but I bought the wrong thickness conductive thread, and the machine kept jamming. Then I tried by hand, and it just takes too long v_v. (I'm using Leah Buechley's method)I'm going to order the thinner thread and find someone with a sewing machine they're willing to lend me. Until then, I have this awesome blue binary clock that I can carry around with me!Oh, it's atmega168-based, runs @ 12MHz, and as of now runs off of 3 AA's, but I have plans to make it LI-ion compatible. Also, I have to thank Zach for the idea to make the 14X7 matrix - it's really a demi-charlieplexed 7x7 array.Oh, and if you were wondering, that's an aluminum rod w/ a captive ring next to the battery pack. I love lathes.-Muffin

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Molding Aluminum: With Gravity Die Casting

It's expensive, untested and dangerous.The idea goes like this. Start with a coffee can foundry, possibly powered with Biodiesel or Propane. Then design a mold for what you want to build using Autocad or some variant thereof. After it's finished, send the design to a machine shop to have it built out of steel. When you receive the permanent mold, melt the aluminum and pour into the mold repeatedly and often.The idea seems like a good one to me, I'll be testing it soon enough using common screw clamps to keep the mold tightly secure.Has anyone here done this? The closest I've come to doing it myself is pouring into a muffin tin.The photo below is a picture of the results which was taken from another board found here, you'll need a login, the photos are located in the forum under Machining and Tooling.Give me a shout if you dig the idea.UPDATE 5/24/07It works! Using my Harbor Freight Mini-Mill I cut out pockets in two pieces of 1018 steel, each about an inch deep, and four inches across. I then cut inlets in both pieces and welded some scrap steel U channel on the tops of both mold sections to form a pool enclosure for the excess aluminum to collect inside of and stay safely contained.Then I lit the candle on my foundry and melted the aluminum while at the same time pre-heating the molds, (connected using C-clamps) in the oven. When the aluminum melted, I poured it and it instantly solidified. After about 2 minutes of running around in a panic I cracked the mold open. The detail level is incredible. Impressions made in the mold with a fly-cutter can be seen in the casting. The casting is bright, shiny, and seemingly devoid of any burs usually associated with unfinished aluminum castings.I'll provide photos later of the test mold and casting.

Posted by Inspiracy 11 years ago